Nov 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
repetitive. it dulls the ears. here he doesn't have to mention bush. it's in everyone's head. katrina is recalled with the im. talk about fema, people think about the bush legacy. and so, he doesn't have make those contrastic splits, never mind about mitt romney, that helps him because he's doing stuff and it's all out there without the effort. >> you get the unearned assist from michael brown coming out. >> we'll talk about brownie. >> you couldn't ask for that. you couldn't make that bet. >> but there's karen welcome. hi. >> welcome to the show. i want to say, it's not just the presidential thing. it's also -- there's incredibly moving -- let's not forget the human toll this storm's taken. >> absolutely. >> the images of the president consoling americans in the wake of this massive disaster are incredibly powerful images. and what you heard in the president, what you heard from the president on the stump just now was empathy, this sense that he is fighting for you, that you have a seat at the table, middle class, working class americans, that he is there for you. and that fundamenta
Oct 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> and you talk about disaster assistance on hold, bring up hurricane katrina and memories of the bush administration which does not play well for republicans. thank you as always to chuck todd, live from the white house. >> okay. >> we will be asking you many more questions in the coming days and have the president's remarks live later this hour. ari, talk about president obama and sort of his role in all of this, whichs is to say he has to act as the commander in chief, a tricky ballet for romney and the white house as well. appear to be above it all, yuts understanding he has a couple days left and has to make his convincing argument before november 6th. >> one job in america that's 24/7 and that's the president. >> oh, no. you have not seen the way th this -- the way she goes at this job. >> i love you for that but i could never oversee any disaster -- >> maybe that's the next segment as we talk about alex wagner versus president obama and get into that. >> keep it coming. >> but people know that. people know that in their gut. and depending on the kind of president you are, ronald
Oct 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
and looks like it will not approach the $108 billion caused by hurricane katrina. airlines are expected to lose millions be of dollars in revenue. over 15,000 flights have already been canceled with many more likely in the days ahead. all three major new york airports remain closed and there are delays at several other northeastern hubs. companies up and down the east coast experiencing a widespread loss in production as employees are forced to stay home due to transportation outages. in new york city main retail stores remained shuttered. while initial reporting regarding flooding on the floor of the new york stock exchange proved to be incorrect it and the nasdaq will remain shut for a second day. the last time this occurred was during the great blizzard of 1888. the very thin silver lining on all of this, oil prices have not spiked in the storm's wake as many feared, perhaps owing to the millions of people stuck in their homes without power. joining the panel, co-host of cnbc's "squawk box" andrew ross sorkin. >> thank you for having me. >> let's talk about the financial impact here.
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
of this from the history of the chicago fire, san francisco earthquake to katrina, when you take the underpinnings of society and strip it bare, when you take out the things that are the linchpin of how people interact and cooperate with each other, that is when you reduce the power relations to the most raw. nothing more political than the moments of disaster because it lays bare who has power in a society and who doesn't. >> just the fact, also one of the things that government does, one of the things government must do, is help protect us from the things we can't protect ourselves from. when we have a disaster, fire, a hurricane, you have to ask the question is government doing all it can do to insulate us from this and if government or people out there are denying climate change and some of these things may be related to that, that's a pretty big dereliction of duty. >> rick perry did pray for rain during fires that burned in texas through most of the year. we didn't get to talk about the president and what he might do if he's re-elected. >> people should watch "up" tomorrow.